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Classes start Friday,
April 10
8 lessons to June 8
(no class May 22 due to Memorial Day Holiday)

Friday Evenings
7:00 - 9:30 PM

This course is designed as an introduction to life drawing for beginners, ages 12 through adult. Students will draw from directly observing real people, (professional costumed models) using charcoal and pastels.

Students will learn how to analyse the complexity of the human form by using spontaneous line drawings that show the gesture, or movement of a pose, then adding simple geometric shapes such as cylinders, spheres and cubic shapes to give dimension to the torso, head, arms and legs of the figure.

Students will learn how to use light and shadow to enhance the 3-dimensional forms in their drawings. Color may also be added with pastels.

Since all the models will be costumed as fun characters, students will also learn how to draw clothing, so this is a good intro course for any kids who might be interested in a career in fashion design or animation art!

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Drawing Faces & Figures
with instructor Johanna Girard

Intro to Life Drawing for Beginners
ages 12 to Adults

25 minute pastel sketch of model Tina posed as a pirate girl,
by instructor Johanna Girard

Course Fee: $400
This price covers the instruction and model's fees.

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Please bring the following art supplies to the first class:

18" x 24" pad of Newsprint Paper
18" x 24" Drawing Board
at least 3 or 4 charcoal pencils (4B & 6B)
Compressed Charcoal Sticks
Chamois Cloth (for blending)
Kneaded Eraser & Pink Pearl eraser
Utilty Knife for sharpening the charcoal pencils
Sandpaper pad

All items are available locally at Dick Blick's Art Supplies (now Utrech;s Art Supplies) in Old Town Pasadena, Michael's and Aaron Bros. Art stores.